Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 01 Feb 2007
PDS Updated as of 17 Mar 2014

Project Name Dhaka Clean Fuel Project
Country Bangladesh
Project/Program Number 35466-013
Status Closed
Geographical Location Dhanua, Aminbazar Ashulia, Savar, Dhaka, Sherpur, Netrokona, Jamalpur, Madhupur, Chatak, Sylhet
In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.
Sector Energy
Subsector Conventional Energy
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Loan1942Asian Development Fund42,400
Loan1943Ordinary capital resources30,200
TOTAL US$ 72,600

Safeguard Categories

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Environment B

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental - The Borrower's responsilbility was to ensure, through GTCL, TGTDCL, and RPGCL, that all environmental mitigation measures and the environmental management plan described in the IEE and in the SIEE, both conducted for the Project, are followed during Project implementation in consultation with the Department of Environment and in accordance with the Bank's environmental requirements as set forth in Section 20 of the Bank's Operational Manual, and the Bank's environmental assessment requirements as set forth in Environmental Assessment Requirements of the Asian Development Bank (Environmental Division Office of Environment and Social Development, March 1998). Social Issues - The Borrower's responsibility was to ensure, through GTCL and TGTDCL, that land acquisition acitivities are implemented in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and the Bank's policy on involuntary resettlement, as set out in the agreed upon resettlement plan, including (a) acquisition of land and rights-of-way in a proper and timely manner; (b) provision of compensation and entitlements as stipulated in the plan and the Bank's policy to prevail in the case of difference with the Borrower's laws and regulations, and compensation to be at replacement cost; (c) timely provision of counterpart funds and the disbursements to affected people; (d) guarantee to meet unforeseen obligations in excess of the budget estimate; (e) adequate supervision, monitoring, and reporting by the EAs; (f) external monitoring and evaluation by an independent agency; (g) dissemination of adequate information and consultation with affected people; and (h) regular reporting of progress to the Bank.

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

Stakeholders consultation were carried out during project preparation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The objectives of the Project are to (i) improve the ambient air quality in Dhaka; (ii) develop the use of domestic natural gas resources for the transport sector to substitute for imported liquid fuels, thereby improving the foreign exchange position of the country and (iii) establish a foundation for private sector participation in the future development of CNG-fueled transport. The Project has six components: Part A: Construction of a 60 km 20 inch natural gas transmission pipeline between Dhanua and Aminbazar, Savar ad two city gate stations (CGSs) at Ashulia and Savar. Part B: Construction of 97 km of 16 inch extended natural gas distribution pipelines in Dhaka. Part C: Establishment of 3 major compressed natural gas (CNG) filling stations just outside Dhaka, 3 major filling stations along the Dhaka-Chittagong highway for buses and trucks, and 20 minor filling stations in Dhaka for cars and auto rickshaws. Part D: Purchase of 300 CNG-fueled buses, 2000 CNG-fueled four-stroke auto rickshaws, and CNG conversion kits for 10,000 petrol cars owned by governmental, semi-governmental, as well as private owners. Pat E: Establishment of two new workshops for increasing the capacity of conversion of petrol-fueled cars to CNG fuel, repairs, maintenance as well as to act as referral workshops for those workshops to be established by the private sector. Part F: Capacity building in the following areas (i) technology development and training for the workshops; (ii) implementation of new safety codes, standards, and regulations related to conversion and the use of CNG equipment for the transport sector; (iii) public consultation and awareness campaign for public safety and benefits of using CNG; and (iv) environmental management.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Technical Aspects, Policy Aspects, Institutional Aspects, Social Aspects, Financial Aspects, Economic Aspects, and Environmental Aspects.

Development Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2007 Feb 01
Consulting Services
GTCL: The first sevices required for Part A of the Project covers engineering design and the second part, the Consultant will supervise GTCL during the construction of the gas transmission pipelines and the city gate stations. RPGCL: The work generally covers agency capacity building of RPGCL and in implementation of security codes and standards for equipment in preparation for a broader introduction of CNG as a substitute fuel for the transport sector in the country. It comprises of the following segment areas: (i) implementation of safety codes; (ii) standards for conversion equipment and filling stations to be approved equipment; (iii) repair and maintenance standards and regulations related to conversion and the use of CNG equipment for the transport sector; and (iv) monitoring and supervision of resettlement and social issues. The consultants will be selected in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants expected to take place in March 2003.
Procurement of pipes, regulating and meter stations, city gate stations, CNG conversion kits, 4-stroke three wheeled vehicles, CNG buses, CNG filling stations, workshops for conversion and maintenance with diagnostic equipment. Procurement will be made in accordance with the ADB's Guidelines for Procurement of ADB-financed packages.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 28 Jan 2002 to 31 Jan 2002
Management Review Meeting 21 Jun 2002
Approval 26 Nov 2002
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 1942 26 Nov 2002 03 Feb 2003 17 Dec 2003 30 Jun 2007 31 Dec 2009 21 Jun 2010
Loan 1943 26 Nov 2002 03 Feb 2003 17 Dec 2003 30 Jun 2007 30 Jun 2008 14 Jun 2010


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
25 Oct 2014 Loan 1942 15,581 0 99.00%
25 Oct 2014 Loan 1943 27,481 0 92.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
25 Oct 2014 Loan 1942 15,814 0 100.00%
25 Oct 2014 Loan 1943 29,983 0 100.00%

Status of Covenants

Covenants are categorized under the following categories—audited accounts, safeguards, social, sector, financial, economic, and others. Covenant compliance is rated by category by applying the following criteria: (i) Satisfactory—all covenants in the category are being complied with, with a maximum of one exception allowed, (ii) Partly Satisfactory—a maximum of two covenants in the category are not being complied with, (iii) Unsatisfactory—three or more covenants in the category are not being complied with. As per the 2011 Public Communications Policy, covenant compliance ratings for Project Financial Statements apply only to projects whose invitation for negotiation falls after 2 April 2012.

Approval No. Category
Sector Social Financial Economic Others Safeguards Project Financial Statements
Loan 1942
Loan 1943

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Ali Kausar Muhammad Firoz (
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Bangladesh Resident Mission
Executing Agencies Gas Transmission Company Ltd.
Mr. Sanwar Hossain Chowdhury

Rupantarita Prakritik Gas Company Ltd.
Mr. Shafiqur Rahman

Titas Gas Transmission & Distribution Co. Ltd.
Mr. C.M.Faruque


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